Mental health is “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” (World Health Organization)
Mental health refers to our cognitive, and/or emotional wellbeing, it is all about how we think, feel and behave. We all have the potential to have mental health problems and they can be short or long-term in nature. Unsure if you have mental health challenges? Try our Mental Health Self-Test.
Signs of a mental health problem may include difficulties at work/school, difficulties in relationships with family and/or friends. Other signs include changes in sleeping or appetite, dramatic mood fluctuations, consistently unhealthy relationships, flashbacks, nightmares or racing thoughts. Having these symptoms does not mean that you have a diagnosed mental health condition, but it is a sign that you could benefit from mental health counselling.
Mental health counselling at HUM is varied and customized to each individual and can address a number of issues, including depression, anxiety, addiction, chronic pain, and more. Sessions will often include feedback, challenges, and recommendations of action that you can take outside of the mental health counselling sessions.
All it takes to get started is a phone call and we would be happy to walk you through your options.